Full control and better collaboration for project contracts and specifications

Improve productivity and reduce risk for construction and engineering projects.

Project contracts carry huge commercial risk for both parties and can be even more complicated for multi-party alliance contracts. The documentation often runs to many hundred of pages including the standard forms, specific provisions, specifications and procedures. Dozens of people need to be involved in preparing, negotiating and amending drafts. Controlling change and knowing who edited what and when is essential for a smooth change control process and can be essential to efficient resolution of disputes.

Barbal’s founders started their careers in the construction and infrastructure sectors. We know just how important contract management is to project success and how expensive it can be when it goes wrong.

Barbal’s Document Drafting System reduces the cost and delay of collating, reviewing and approving contract documents and gives a full history of how the constract evolved from inception through to completion. It means that everyone can quickly review changes and nothing can slip through the gaps.

Construction contract life cycle in four stages. Prepare, negotiate, execute complete

Save time and money and reduce project risk at every stage of the contract

Preparation

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Collate and review contributions from all teams without friction

Integrated technical assurance and approvals

Track and monitor progress, with full control over the pre-contract programme

Give early visibility across technical teams to avoid conflicting requirements

Negotiation

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Manage changes with full control

No more email attachment tennis

Execution

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Make sure everyone has access to the latest version

Keep track of deeds of variance

Completion

A checklist of four items

Review and closeout requirements

Benefits

  • Reduce costs by focussing on the content, not administration
  • Improve quality through better requirements
  • Full access to project managers and suppliers to the contract requirements in the web browser
  • Ensure everyone has access to the content relevant to them, no excuses
  • Compare any two versions of the contract to see how it has changed over time

Key features

  • Approve changes to content independently
  • Give editing rights to anyone without losing control
  • Track development of works information
  • Full audit history
  • Web-browser access to HTML Documents
  • Hyperlink to specific content

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Roadmap

We have a host of exciting features on the horizon to add even more value to major projects:

  • Personal annotations on the master version
  • Package Subcontracts, using original content (golden thread)
  • Link / overlay contractor’s management systems
  • Track progress against deliverables
  • Sign off requirements as completed
  • Integrations with BIM
  • Extract / integrate into Work Breakdown Schedule and Programme Planning Tools
  • Integration into payment systems (Smart contracts)
  • Tag / markup requirements with subject, audience, assignee, etc
  • Integration with Common Data Environments, Document Management Systems and Contract Management Systems